Frank J. Del Rio
President and Chief Executive Officer
Frank J. Del Rio is the president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NCLH), comprised of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
These brands operate a combined 21 ships with approximately 40,000 lower berths visiting more than 430 destinations worldwide.
Del Rio was previously chairman and CEO for Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc., the parent company operating both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Del Rio founded Oceania Cruises in 2002, and in doing so, created a new "upper premium" segment of the cruise industry.
leadership, the line grew from a fledgling start-up with one 684-passenger ship to a dominant player in the upscale cruise market with five ships totaling 4,600 berths, including the addition of two highly acclaimed 1,250-passenger sister ships, Marina and Riviera.
With Del Rio
at the helm, Oceania Cruises
quickly became widely recognized for offering the finest cuisine at sea, outstanding personalized service and award-winning itineraries all at an extraordinary value.
Under Del Rio's direction, Prestige Cruise Holdings
acquired luxury cruise operator Regent Seven Seas Cruises
in 2008 from the Carlson Company
and quickly completed a turnaround which positioned Regent Seven Seas Cruises
as the market leader.
Del Rio earned his bachelor's in accounting from the University of Florida and is a certified public accountant.
wife, Marcia, have two children and four grandchildren and live in Coral Gables, Florida.